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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Ebooks

Regional Focus

Asia

"Tuyen's Tremendous Trash Tour"

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Synopsis
  • In this digital picture book, Tuyen and Earthly tour Vietnam and learn about different types of waste and where they end up. 
  • By reading this book, students learn about the consequences of improper waste disposal on the environment. 

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The story is told with beautiful illustrations that make it an engaging book to read.
  • It contains a glossary of 12 items that could facilitate the assimilation of the text.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The storybook can be made available on student devices or projected for the class.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The resource provides clear insights on various types of waste and methods of handling waste, including separation, treatment, recycling, and reuse to improve human health, soil health, and to sustain plants and other living organisms in the environment. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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